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by the u-s geological survey. predicts that in the coming decades, an alarming number of people could be killed in earthquakes. kron 4's charles clifford explains. >> reporter: this new study, put together by a pair of usgs scientists, makes some very sobering predictions first, they estimate that there could be as many as 21 catastrophic earthquakes this century. they define a catastrophic earthquake as being an event where more than 50,000 people are killed. there have already been four such quakes since the year 2000, including the 2004 sumatra quake and the 2010 earthquake in haiti. new that world wide as many 3.5 by the during this millennium. now, this isn't because there will be more that the planet's population continues to grow and that are living near earthquake zones. here's how they came to this conclusion. the study analyzed catastrophic earthquakes going back to 1500 a.d and then compared those events to world population estimates at the time. what they found is that as the population grows, so does the number of catastrophic earthquakes. by the end of this century, the
department issued a travel warning to u-s citizens that criminals may be plotting to kidnap american tourists in the area the couple was last seen. hand's family has created a facebook page to reach out to people in peru and other travellers. >> he was wrongfully convicted for nearly seven- years for a violent assault in west oakland that he didn't commit. ronald ross is now a free man. due in large part to law students from the northern california >> a powerful winter storm is moving across the plains states, pounding texas, oklahoma. and parts of kansas and missouri. in some cities. it's becoming a record-setting storm. melisa raney reports. >> reporter: the national weather service is calling it "a crippling historic blizzard." a snowstorm that pounded the texas panhandle monday with two-to-three inches an hour. in amarillo, texas the national weather service says nineteen inches fell monday--breaking a single day record for the month of february that was set in 1893. things got so bad the texas department of transportation actually pulled its plows off the roads.as national guard units he
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